Recipes

Friday, March 26, 2010

Food Loves + Ellie Returns

Do you ever…

  • Sit down at the computer to write a post only to get completely side-tracked looking at other blogs, facebook,..etc?? I am so guilty of this A LOT! Like right now…I should of done this an HOUR ago, and would love to be in bed now.
  • Have pictures of yummy food, and just want to post them but don’t have much to say? Yeah, me too and here are a few from the past week!

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My weekend pictures are always my favorite…so much more sunlight and I have time to make things like Breakfast Sandwiches!! LOVE!

  • WW Sandwich Thin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice cheddar
  • 1 slice ham
  • Fresh Strawberries

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Veggies + Sunlight: about to get grilled! Major LOVE!

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Ok, I confess the grilling was brought about by Brian wanting a grilled hotdog last weekend. So I threw together all the veggies we had and asked him to grilll those too :)

and yes, I had a grilled hot dog too. Doesn’t happen often (and I don’t like to think about exactly what I’m eating), but there’s nothing like a grilled hotdog when the weather gets warm!
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Ellie Time

I think I should start getting a cut from Food Network or something. I LOVE her recipes and frequently head to her cookbook or recipes online for dinner ideas.

This recipe is one I made before and LOVED.

Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta

I love frozen shrimp. I love shrimp scampi. We eat it a lot.

This recipe is almost like a baked shrimp scampi…with tomatoes and feta. I find the shrimp come out much more tender this way! This recipe is AMAZING (with my couple of additions of course)

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The fresh dill and parsley are KEY to the fresh flavors of this dish.

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After sautéing the garlic + onions, you add the canned tomatoes and simmer. When I add the tomatoes I also add some white wine (maybe 3-4T?) and juice from half of a lemon.

After that simmers, you take it off the heat and THEN add the shrimp and fresh herbs. This prevents the shrimp and herbs from being overcooked.

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Top with Feta and bake!

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We ate this over a bed of baby spinach and TJ’s Harvest Grains.

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I cook the grains in chicken broth for extra flavor…I think this is another key element to the deliciousness of this dinner!

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Love this dish!

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More loves? How about I obviously finished my dinner first (a combination of a smaller portion and eating much faster…I gotta work on that!), so I decided to snap photos…

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stop playing with your food!

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Goodnight! Early Body Combat tomorrow morning :) LOVE Combat!

~B

12 comments:

  1. Hahaha you and your hubby are so cute! And that shrimp looks intensely awesome. I love dill, what a good idea to put it in scampi!

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  2. The grilled veggies look awesome! I'm so glad its getting to be summer and that grilling will be a regular activity!! Another yummy Ellie recipe. That woman rocks! I wish her show was on more often. Enjoy your weekend & the combat

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  3. I absolutely adore Ellie's recipes--especially her more summery ones that showcase tons of veggies and fruits. I made her turkey sweet potato hash (topped with an egg) for my mom a few weeks ago and we both agree it's one of the most delicious, satisfying dinners!

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  4. haha, your comment about hotdogs made me laugh. Those veggies look mouth watering good!! Have a great weekend!

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  5. Haha, cute pictures! I always finish earlier too- either I'm more greedy or eat less, hard to tell!

    I love the beautiful grilled veggies. Isn't Spring wonderful?

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  6. welcome to CEiMB! I love the Baked Shrimp and Feta Recipe too!

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  7. Grilled veggies are the best, they are always much more tasty when grilled.

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  8. Grilled vegetables in warm weather is the best. So glad you got to enjoy another nice weekend :D Have a great week.

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  9. Really like the shrimp dish!

    I too like a hot dog every now and then, but don't like to think about whats in them at all. A couple times a summer I sneak them in.

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  10. You are too cute. I can't wait to have a grill (I think we may be buying one this weekend). LOVE grilled veggies. :) Oh and I can't remember if I've ever made this Ellie recipe but if I haven't, I must add it to the list asap. She's awesome.

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  11. Welcome to CEiMB. I've been looking over your blog:) I will have to make more time to check out more of it.

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